42: Macedonia 1-Siberia 0
Match Day: Siberia vs Macedonia
San Felipe Stadium, Leon
San Felipe Stadium, Leon
Pyotr (Alexey 65')
Kolya (Mikhail 83')
Avgustin (Egor 46')
Spasovski (Popov 83')
Dardan (Rodic 83')
0' Kickoff between Siberia and Macedonia ! Macedonia need a win to keep themselves alive in this tournament and get some air as France skyrockets in the standings !
3' Things start off bleak for Macedonia, with Stanislov exploiting the weaknesses in the Macedonian defense and manages to get a cross in. Fortunately, it finds no one.
15' A good chance for Siberia ! Kolya finds Gischa alone 20m from goal. The Siberian striker shoots but it is no big worry for Saveski who saves it.
18' Another shot by Gischa goes over the bar. Despite not having possession, the Siberians counter-attacks are having a big effect on the Macedonian defense.
27' Finally a chance for Macedonia ! Good corner on the right side taken by Pellas goes onto Aleksov's head but his attempt goes slightly over the bar.
33' Macedonia have woken up. Spasovski finds Kuber but his run his a bit short and he loses the ball before entering the box.
37' Big chance for Macedonia ! The momentum builds up as Spasovski finds Dardan all alone. The left wing dribbles two Siberian defenders but his shot is deflected by Alyosha !
40' Siberia react with a swift counter-offensive but Avgustin's shot goes wide.
42' Another corner kick for Macedonia goes over the box menacingly. The ball is repulsed into Dardan's shoes but the left wing just cannot hit the net.
45+1' Half-Time here in Leon ! No team has managed to find an advantage but Macedonia seem to be racking up some momentum. Let's see if Siberia can react in the second half.
46' Before the game restarts, Siberia make a substitution. Avgustin is off the pitch while Egor comes on.
51' Nothing much happens in these first five minutes. Macedonia have control but fail to deliver anything worthwhile from it.
54' And just as we say this...goal for Macedonia ! Korab is brought down 27 meters from goal and this gives a free kick to the Sunbursts. Dardan delivers a perfect ball to Solun who scores ! 1-0 !
60' The wind has been blown off Siberia's sails. They cannot react.
65' Another substitution for Siberia as Pyotr comes off, replaced by Alexey.
68' Frustration is showing on Siberia's side. Matvey is booked after tugging a bit too roughly on Dardan's shirt.
72' Macedonia continue going forward. Kuber attempts a shot but it goes slightly over the bar.
83' Triple substitution. Siberia remove Kolya from the pitch, replaced by Mikhail, while Macedonia bring out Spasovski and Dardan in favor of Popov and Rodic.
90+2' The final whistle is blown. Siberia haven't put up a fight after conceding the goal while Macedonia have done the bear minimums to secure their lead. Macedonia get an all important 3 points here.
Siberia 0 - 1 Macedonia
Shots on Target: 1 - 2
Possession: 35 - 65
Yellow Cards: 1 - 0
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Man of the Match: Marjan Dardan (Macedonia)